Draken L159s (Image: Draken)
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Draken Europe to provide UK ‘aggressor’ aircraft

Military aircraft contract specialist Draken Europe has been awarded a six-year contract by the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) to provide Agressor aircraft for training the Royal Air Force (RAF). Bournemouth Airport based Draken will provide a squadron of L-159E Honey Badger aircraft that will simulate airborne threats as part [read more]

A Boeing B-52H lands at RAF Fairford (Image: TransportMedia UK.)
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US Bombers arrive in UK ahead of NATO exercises

US Air Force Boeing B52 Stratofortress have begun to arrive at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire ahead of a “long-planned” training mission with NATO allies. Four of the long-range heavy bombers arrived at the base today with up to four more potentially arriving in the coming days. The timing of the [read more]

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RAF takes delivery of final P-8A Poseidon

The Royal Air Force (RAF) took delivery of the last of 9 Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft at RAF Lossiemouth yesterday completing the deliveries of the type. Known in the UK as Poseidon MRA1, the submarine-hunting aircraft is based on the Boeing 737 airliner and replaces the capability previously carried out [read more]